" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

December 5, 2012

Hey! Mr.Cab Driver???

Warning: Indigenous Australians are advised that this post includes images and names of people now deceased
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Taxi driver refuses to pick up singer Gurrumul

"A Melbourne taxi driver has been accused of being racist for refusing to pick up award-winning Indigenous singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.
The blind performer had finished a concert at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda last night and was guided to a taxi waiting at the side stage door.
Mr Yunupingu's manager, Mark Grose, says the driver looked at the singer, said "no", then locked his car and drove off.
"I'm not kidding. I was absolutely gobsmacked," Mr Grose told ABC local radio.
"He refused to take the fare for whatever reason. It's a mystery, but there's only one reason I can think of.
"Well he just looked at the colour of his skin and said 'that's it, I'm not taking him'. There's no other explanation."
Mr Grose says he was doubly shocked when he realised the driver was either Indian or Pakistani.
He says it is not the first time this type of thing has happened ".
I wrote about seeing Gurrumul play at Byron Bay Bluesfest here -


  1. Very sad if what happened is at it seems. I think sometimes it's not necessarily the colour of the skin but the differing races that can cause problems - though it shouldn't, of course.

  2. It's sad and tragic that racism is alive and well. Many of the people who were romney supporters weren't crazy about him - they just wanted the black man out of the white house.